Lola Jiblazee "Bathtub in 90s Georgia"

Lola Jiblazee "Bathtub in 90s Georgia"

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Lola Jiblazee "Bathtub in 90s Georgia" 2020

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions  60 x 40 x 1.5 in

Signed on Recto, includes certificate of authenticity.

Lola Jiblazee is a New York based artist from Tbilisi, Georgia. She primarily works with acrylic paint and digital forms to create her art. Influenced in her formative years by strong female role models during Georgia's Civil War, Lola developed a passion to echo the empowerment of women. Her career in the art scenes of Brooklyn and Manhattan's Lower East Side reflects her commitment to continue focusing on the issues that represent her. Lola has participated in numerous international exhibitions including “CENTENNIAL: She” curated by GCCA and the New York State Museum, Patricia Field’s ArtFashion, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE curated by Indira Cesarine at The Untitled Space, Frida Kahlo House at Satellite Art Fair powered by Frida Kahlo Corporation & Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology & History, and Galerie P38 during Paris Art Week 2019. In 2019 she debuted as a performance artist for “Not Buried but Waiting” a film by Marguerite Van Cook for Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan.

In her latest series "True World Story" by Lola Jiblazee explores hope, love, and courage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Isolated during the lockdown, Lola turned to social media and has asked her followers to share their positive quarantine stories. Those stories helped Lola to fight off her own anxieties. Lola grew up in the Republic of Georgia in the nineties during a Civil War. She had been under curfew and isolated, went without water and electricity, and was separated from loved ones for months. Those experiences greatly affected how she viewed the world. She struggled to overcome the PTSD that ensued but the experiences also made her stronger. Through her artwork, she attempts to convey how others can find joy in simple things which can help overcome tough times and remind people how beautiful life can be.

Lola Jibalazee statement on artwork: “When we first got quarantined, this was the first piece I painted, the lockdown brought back my memories from Georgia in the 90s, during our civil war, when Icouldn’t go outside. We had no food, no electricity, and limited water only for a couple of hours a day. Growing up, a bathtub filled with a hot water was just a dream. As a child I wished I could have put the pot on the stove and sat in it. It took me a couple of weeks after the lockdown started to realize the water wasn’t going anywhere, the sameway unsolved problems of the world didn’t go anywhere. Newly announced curfew in New York might have brought the feelings of me running for my life back, but I’m not mad at it. It vividly reminds me why I want to be on the right side of history, why Black Lives Matter."

Learn more about Lola Jiblazee's artwork and exhibitions on our website.

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